Antique Maps by Benedetto Bordone (*1460 - 1539)

Benedetto Bordone was an Italian cartographer, chart- and mapmaker who worked in Venice during the beginning of the 16th century. He is best known for his Isolario, a geographical, historical and cultural description of the islands of the Mediterranean and the world, which first appeared in 1528. The genre Isolario was very popular in Italy at that time and was intended as an illustrated guide for sailors. Bordone also describes new discoveries in South and North America for the first time in an Isolario. The book contains a record of Pizarro's conquest of Peru, the earliest known printed report of the event. Of particular interest are 12 woodcut maps of America and the earliest map of Japan as an island printed in Europe.
  • 1528 - Benedetto Bordone

    Benedetto Bordone:  [World map]

    Venice, 1528-1565

    Early woodcut world map by Benedetto Bordone. The world map of Bordone combines geographical information from Ptolemy with new discoveries of the Portuguese seafarers. It is one of only a few world...

    [World map]

    Antique woodcut map of the world. Printed in Venice between 1528 and 1565.

    3 500,00 €
  • 1528 - Benedetto Bordone

    Benedetto Bordone:  [Aegean Sea. Greece & Turkey] untitled

    Venice, 1528

    A rare and early woodcut map of the Aegean Sea by Bernedetto Bordone. The map was published in his 'Libro de Benedetto Bordone, nel qual si ragiona de tutte L'isole del mondo' printed in Venice...

    [Aegean Sea. Greece & Turkey] untitled

    Coloured woodcut map of Cyprus, Aegean Sea. Printed in Venice in the year 1528.

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